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for the banking industry. peter emphasizes as the obama administration has as well that the 1999 legislation enabled banks during the recent recession to play a major role in taking up and taking on the failing nonbanks and to ensure that the more important functions continue to operate in an uninterrupted fashion. i do however believe that i take issue with peter wallison's paper on the 2009 stress test mandated by treasury and administered by bank regulators. peter correctly demonstrates the stress tests were very rigorous, plenty rigorous. they assumed the obama administration's recovery program would fail. that was not only going to fail but make things far worse which is curious given the entity that created those stress tests was the treasury department given the task of promoting and carrying out the president's recovery program. it is not the rigor of the test that i question but rather in the necessity. peter accepts the treasury assumption that they were needed in order to restore investor confidence in banks. peter is correct that the stress tests were something of a gamble by sec
had a 21% increase during the first years of the obama administration over and above the solution. that dollar increase in spending adjusted for inflation is argentinian priest standing we had during world war ii, which is pretty phenomenal when you think about how much the country no place to go and fight world war ii there. this is larger for inflation. rather than the stimulus lasting for almost a couple years, not only can't we cut spending, but we can even slow the growth of spending or have a detrimental effect on the economy. obviously a shot newsome grassed a minute ago that indicated around economic growth is it going too well. the president often has made recommendations. so what i'm going to show you here is one of the graphs i have in the book. what you see here is the growth in government spending and employment if we slow the growth of government spending here. on one axis we have kind of the growth in government spending kind of one year earlier in the next year what happens to employment? if you believe the president does should be associated with mark growth and j
first. this flies in the face of what the obama administration has been saying. >> i would say consider the messenger. there is no question that they are telling people that your rates will go up and premiums will rise. they know that these changes will create more competition because consumers will be able to log onto an easy website, have a lot more choices on who they want to ensure them. dagen: fried, they are not making it up. they face a lot of restrictions. they also have the reduced ability to set rates based on age. that, obviously, you will have higher premiums as a young healthy individual because you have to bear the cost of that. >> that is not the case. dagen: i am asking brad. >> rates have already gone up. they went up even before obamacare had passed. they have to create huge reserves for the new people who are coming on board. my rates have already gone up. they are telling their brokers, look, not only will your business model change, but rates will increase for your customers yet again. the government has created such restriction on the marketplace. it is no longer f
, the obama administration is tooting the fact that he oversaw lending elements at the justice department, but not talking about the methods used in the cases. he used desperate impact, a way, basically, of using statistics to prove discrimination. if more blacks denied home loans than whites, that's automatically racial discrimination. more black kids sus pended rather than white kids, that's automatic racial discrimination. the facts don't matter, just the outcome. dagen: how could he apply that thinking in his job as labor secretary? what would be the impact there? >> well, the government can shame businesses. it can shame districts in terms of school district. government wields a lot of authority, and a lot of moral persuasion, and even the fact that you can bring attention to certain situations or the threat of government action is enough sometimes, and the problem here is that if doesn't always have the intended effect. i mean, if you force banks to loan to people who can't afford to pay them back, these people will be saddled with foreclosed homes and poor credit ratings at the end
the obama administration you hear much more of a neutral message. >> that's right, anderson. and the two people we heard in congress are greater among equals, let's say. it's the chairman of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, and the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein. they admitted they had been briefed. this isn't their opinion. and that's an awkward fact for the obama administration. the president is in the region, we're hearing now from officials that it's going to take a couple days for them to determine whether or not a chemical weapon is used. and let's be honest. by then, president obama will be out of the region, safely back here and in a better position to make a decision. >> john, you're there in israel for the president's visit. has this changed the tone, the tenor of the president's trip? >> without a doubt. look, the nuclear confrontation with iran is still number one. with the president sitting down with prime minister netanyahu to talk issues. but anderson, i'm in jerusalem, 135 miles to damascus. because of the threat of chemica
secretary of defense in the obama administration. i appreciate both of you taking the time. let me start with you, colonel. $200 million also equals half the amount that was just cut from head start programs before spending cuts. so that's 35,000 low-income kids that could good back into early education programs. i'm just using that to give an example for this. can the obama administration give gitmo $200 million without seeming utterly hypocritical? >> i don't know how you do it. we had a plan back years ago to spend $120 million to build a complex at guantanamo. we were told it was a temporary facility and it was nuts to spend that kind of money so they built a $12 million temporary facility instead. as you say, when we're in a time of sequester and cutting money to spend that kind of, you know, almost a quarter billion dollars to detain in essence 80 men is outrageous. >> it seems shocking. rosa, when you look at the -- you said the $49 million they swant for high value detainees. there are 16 detainee that's fall in that category. so $49 million for the new facility is $3 million per
administration and then under the first year of the obama administration. and each time the senate killed it. >> yeah. but the key thing there is that each time both the clinton administration and the obama administration tried to do this it was essentially a top-down, inside the beltway strategy. we are going after and trying to cajole and convince and persuade the members of the senate and the house to pass this legislation without first engaging the broad public and building a citizens movement, a issue public as i talked about before that was actually demanding change. because in the end politicians care about their job. and if they don't feel like there's a political price to pay for opposing action on climate change or alternatively a political opportunity to be had by being a leader on this issue, it's very easy for them to say, "you know what? i've got a lot of other things here on my plate to deal with. i've got lots of lobbyists coming into my office as well as people back home saying, do this, do that, do this. and it's not climate change. so until they feel that they have to act
into guantanamo, a senior u.s. military leader offers some candid comments about the obama administration's failure to shut it down. >> good morning. >> the national school of character. >> today is march 21st, 2013. >> and this is "the daily rundown." >>> thanks so much to the first grade class at the lielyles-cro traditional academy. good morning, how can you not be happy about that. i even got a shoutout as you heard. chuck todd is in ramallah with the president and we'll be hearing from him in just a minute. >>> president obama left jerusalem this morning to head to the west bank where he met with president mahmoud abbas. he was greeted by a crowd this morning as only the third sitting u.s. president to visit the palestinian territories. just hours before he headed into the west bank, palestinian militants fired a pair of rockets from hamas-controlled gaza. they landed in southern israel, but no one was injured. president obama rejected that violence and said he was committed to a two-state solution in the future and he was very specific about what the u.s. wants to see. >> we seek an
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it has now. >> senator, how would you describe the obama administration's relationship with putin? is he an effective partner in any way? can he be trusted in any way? >> well, i don't think any major country bases its national policy on trust of others. it really is ultimately based on self interest and what we think is in the interest of our own country and our own policies. i think there are some areas where our interests will coincide and we can cooperate, others where they're not. just obvious, syria is a major issue now. russia's longstanding friendship with the syrian government and its relationship there will make it difficult for it to part ways with assad, but they recognize, i think already, that they must do so and are embarking on a transition there. russia's relationship with iran is very important. remember, they once shared a long border when russia was the soviet union, and they've had a fraught relationship on and off at times. so we can enlist their support sometimes and other times that will not be the case. but we have to be patient and firm. again, our policies shou
is oversteping the bounds of his constitutional authorities as commander in chief. the obama administration made an effort before it took out the troops to curtail that and create a different governing arrangement. >> ifill: let me bring you to the u.s. side. michael, you talked to the military a lot. if how does the u.s. military view the war and what happened in iraq? >> well, you're never going to have anyne vieweven within an institution like the military certainly i do think the military can look at what they did in iraq and they see early mistakes in the first years which exacerbated the conflict, the rush to failure, so to speak handing over to the iraqis before they were ready to shoulder the burden. i do think the surge of the military operation and military strategy was effective and essential. in fact, i can't imagine how president obama could have withdrawn the forces and left behind a reasonably stable iraq without i i tnk tilitry acquitted itself well where the -- there's been a shortfall on the political side and trying to craft a political set of arrangements in iraq that leads t
in their concern about iranian proliferation. >> rose: the issue at the beginning of the obama administration was settlements, right? >> yes, indeed. and i think that's where the obama administration, as aaron pointed out, made a mistake i think they hit netanyahu very hard on settlements while at the same time extending a hand to the iranians. that did not go over very well with a variety of israelis. here israel was a staunch ally of the united states. had come up 16 years in which presidents were in love with their israeli counterparts as aaron pointed out and here was the new president taking a very hard stance on settlements while at the same time telling the iranians he'll talk to them about anything anywhere at any time i think that could have been handled differently. i think obviously we've been dancing around the issue of settlements for a very long time. this is a central issue in the conflict. >> rose: aaron, are the israelis doing things that make a palestinian settlement increasingly difficult? >> sure. >> rose: are they doing it because they don't want to see a settlement? they
, as the obama administration continues to make assessments about the developing situation overseas, questions are raised if the u.s. should intervene in the civil war. the president said the chemical weapons against the syrian people would constitute a red line. remember this? >> we have been very clear to the assad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is, we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons being moved around or utilized. that would change my calculus, change my equation. >> sean: was that red line crossed today in syria? how will these events impact the president's trip to israel? helping me answer the questions and much more, colonel oliver north and juan williams, gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> sean. >> sean: let's go country by country. north korea threatens to nuke us. they have a new video out showing them blowing up our capital. what has obama done, nothing. china cyber warfare and stealing our secrets, what has obama done, nothing. iran's advancement with nuclear weapons, nothing. and russia flying over air space, nothing. and
a disengagement on the part of the obama administration itself. >> woodruff: what do you mean? >> they view iraq as just another country. they don't have the same emotional or psychological or even foreign policy stake in it that the previous administration had. so i tnk thenite states can't solve all the problems in iraq certainly but it's not playing as active role in mediating these internal issues. >> woodruff: what's the relationship rajiv between the people of iraq and their government. how is that working? >> depends on which people. for the majority shiite population they see the government has largely working in their interests. the others look at the government and say these people aren't here to help me and serve me. i think there is a desire among many irais for big tent, more secular government. but that's not the shape of the political system that they have today. in my view this is a result of the legacy of the american occupation and our military intervention there. the decisions made almost ten years ago today deba'ath phiing the country, excluding some members of saddam hussein
timetable differs from the obama administration's timetable. they believe that if iran does decide it wants to make a nuclear weapon, then it's a year out. so they differ in that. but there is certainly agreement on what to do about iran. and both of them have said that the red line is, iran must not obtain nuclear weapons, and for iran's part, iran has always said that it is not trying to do that, but only using it for civilian purposes. ashleigh? >> i want to also, sara, thank you, bring in jessica yellin, our white house correspondent, our chief white house correspondent. jessica, it is no secret that americans do believe that israel is a, either a great allay or a friend, to the tune of about 80% of them. but when it comes to just what we should be doing, if israel decides on any kind of preemptive attack on israel, or any kind of attack, it's almost 50/50. in fact, i believe the numbers are 49, yes, 49, no, we should support that nation. those are the kind of numbers that are not lost on an administration, when they have to go in and negotiate conversations. how public will those conve
are sharper. >> all right. so while the obama administration and liberal allies continue to pretend they're losing sleep over the apocalyptic sequester that's going to ruin your life ap the country. the federal government continues to waste your hard earned tax dollars every day on outrageous and completely unnecessary programs. according to cns news the government has spent 3.8 million tax dollars in 2011, 2012 on a study aiming to decrease elephant-human conflict. and the study about the genitalia of ducks, i didn't make that up. and the list goes on. according to senator tom coburn's office more than $600,000 federal dollars on a wine tasting trip, and another $700,000 on music trails in north carolina, and $300,000 on elvis presley music cruise along the augusta canal, and more than $600,000 to ukrainian easter egg workshop, whatever the hell that is. they can't open the white house for children, but they can justify all of this garbage? and joining me dana lash is with us. and democratic strategist penny lee is here as well. penny lee, he said we can't open the white house, the pres
to decide who gets the arms. the cia's covert backing comes despite the obama administration's public support for solely non-lethal aid to the rebels. meanwhile, the cia has further increased its role in syria by feeding intelligence to rebel fighters for use against the syrian government. the wall street journal reports the move comes as part of the u.s. effort to tamp down on islamist militants in syria by aiding secular forces. secretary of state john kerry has urged iraq to take action to stop iranian flights carrying arms to the al-assad regime to iraqi airspace. john kerry made the comments during a surprise visit to baghdad where he met with iraqi prime minister of maliki. >> i made it very clear that for those of us who are engaged in an effort to see president al- assad step down and to see a democratic process take hold with the transitional government according to the geneva communicate, those of us engaged in that effort, anything that supports president al-assad is problematic. and i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helpi
. iran is a big wild card because then we will know whether the obama administration allowed them to have a nuclear weapon. and if they do, all hell is going to break loose everywhere. all right. so that's definitely in play. the economy, i'm not so sure -- i was surprised that barack obama won re-election because of the economy. i mean, just for the sake of argument, mitt romney, all right, maybe not the best candidate but, still, a tremendous change he was offering, the governor was offering. tremendous change. people rejected that. and wanted this malaise and this giant colossus spending. maybe this is off othe table forever. maybe the entitlement state which mrs. clinton will embrace is the wave of the future. >> well, bill, look at one other issue that hasn't been directly mentioned and that's obama care. obama care remains unpopular. >> bill: absolutely. >> distinct possibility it will become even more so. she was for major healthcare reform. presumably she was supporter of obama care although as secretary of state she didn't speak about it is she going to repudiate obama care which
, and the accusations flying back and forth about chemical weapons. the obama administration has said in the past this would be a game changer that is a red line. as we were discussing earlier with iran watson, tens of thousands of people have been readily killed by conventional weapons, why would this make it different? >> i think the great fear that the u.s. has, that the obama administration has, certainly the israelis have, if these weapons, if these stockpiles got into the wrong hands, they sense right now -- i think they still sense, that the syrian military of president bashar al assad, even though he's desperate and may be on his last leg, he's probably not going to use expensively chemical weapons. but they fear these weapons could get in the hands of terrorists, sympathizers to al qaeda, if it got into the hands of hezbollah which the u.s. and israel see as an extension in effect of iran, there would be deep concern. i don't think the israelis would allow that to happen. i think they would use military force to prevent that if necessary. and i suspect the united states would as well. so
's reaching epidemic levels under the obama administration. >> they are waiting and waiting and waiting. hundreds of thousands of veterans who still have not received the care they were promised when they came home. zack mcilwain is one of them. he fought in iraq not once but twice, coming back with a hand injury that caused an infection that almost killed him. almost three years later he is still waiting for some of his benefits from the department of veterans affairs. >> what does it mean that more than 970 days later the va still has not accepted your claim. >> i am just kind of sinking in quick sand just waiting for something to happen. >> the va disputes this arguing that zach's claim has not been ignored. it's been denied. but the larger travesty is this. the problem with processing benefits claims for veterans has gone from bad to worse under the obama administration. one va office in north carolina had claims stacked so high the building was at risk of collapsing. a new study from the center for investigative reporting found that since president obama took office the number of v
'll give nonlethal aid, sort of leading from behind. i really can't predict what the obama administration mo in their policy. if they do cross it clearly we'll have to make sure these don't get mobilized. five areas have chemical weapons, depots in syria. we have to protect the our ally israel. to make sure the region doesn't degenerate. that entire region with assad completely on the side of iran and lebanon and hezbollah, this is a regional conflict that many of us have an trying to plead that will expand into the entire region, affect the economy and energy prices. melissa: let me ask you about that. what does it mean for the economy? the human toll is devastating and makes us all shudder to see the pictures. this is a show about "money". we want to make sure we discuss that. what does decivilization mean for the economies of the region? >> well, because you have sort of the shia-sunni axis splitting right in the middle of syria you will see the arab sunni states, the gulf states getting involved. they may find the destabilization prevents transport of oil like it used to. they jack up
day. how well do they >> the obama administration is got not giving up on assault weapons ban. >> the vice president and families who lost loved ones in sandy hook school shooting pushed back a bit. >> mark matthews is here with the latest. >> the vice president in new york today pushing the agenda on gun safety and on this issue the white house has a friend in new york and supports from families in newton. connecticut. >> i ask everybody to stand up and speak out. >> a call to action. families lost loved ones in the massacre join vice president biden and new york mayor bloomberg today continuing their push for stricter gun laws despite learning some key elements of a bill will be left out when it goes to a vote in the senate. >> it's up owe to us. all of us to convince members of congress that it's an everyone's interest to act now. >> senate majority lead year announced tuesday bans on assault weapons and magazines don't have enough votes to pass. and will not be included in a proposed bill. saying she'd done our best it and was not good enough. >> tell me how it violates a
services. >> andrea: the obama administration released more than 2,000 illegal immigrants from custody blaming the sequester. many think politics is to blame not to force the budget cut. many have records and they grilled them about it yesterday on the hill. >> did you release recidivist drunk drivers? >> we have released many individuals who had dui offenses. >> congress has not provided that a d.u.i. is a ground of removal. most misdemeanors are not ground of removal. i can't order you removed for committing a d.u.i. >> you can request progress mattic rescheduling to move money around. you could have found $600 to keep the level one violators being released. don't act like you could not have. >> andrea: thousands released and many criminals. now forced to explain the decision. but we know that they have released them. tell the world what you said before the commercial break. it's politically tone deaf. >> this has been going on a long time. most, vast majority of the people are not people with criminal records. the decisions were made at the bureaucratic level. but this is under thei
on that and you can do that and my organization is to -- to help the obama administration we can bring down violate crime permanently if we also refer to the issues of giving opportunity to young people and hope. and oakland more than other cities we have more people that have been left out of the america dream and as president obama said the other bay; day, we all have to rise as americans we have this amazing -- in the next year and the pledge i make for my nun i couldn't think people is that we will rise together and so we have summer jobs and internship that we can take here in san francisco for young people in the parts of oakland and young african american that are still dropping out before they finish high school and i think if they get a job or an intern ship in the summer they are less likely to drop out and so that is what i'm ep ending with and oakland is a city of hope that we need help and that is what we need do is support the american dream by making sure that everybody in the city rises and so thank you very much and we look forward -- [inaudible/incomprehensible] >>> my
, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to speak with you about it. the origin is that as the united states attorney, the administration wants me, wants all the united states attorneys, to go out into the community. it's actually a very different role for the united states attorney is envisioned by this administration. this administration, the president, attorney general holder, they want the u.s. attorneys to go out into the attorney to talk to the communities in our district to understand what the issues are and challenges are and to do what we can to help, to convene meetings, to do whatever we can to help on behalf of the administration. and as part of tha
. >>> the obama administration says this committed to closing gitmo efforts which have been reportedly blocked by congress. >>> with pope francis already carving out his own leadership style, there are new details about where he may stand on some significant issues. in an interview last year the then archbishop floated the possibility of an eventual change to the church's rule of celibacy for priests. he also spoke about his own struggles after being dazzled by a woman he met at a wedding during his training to become a priest. however, francis says for now the discipline of celibacy stands firm. the pope criticized church leaders who covered up abuse of children. he said relocating predator priests was "stupid idea" adding "you cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person." the book featuring that interview is published in the english version this may. >>> to business now where wall street is coming off another winning session after ben bernanke reaffirmed the federal reserve's position to keep interest rates low until the economy shows stronger signs of growth. for
california before moving to somalia. both are on the 10 most wanted terrorist list. >>> the obama administration say they're not giving up on the assault weapons ban. it will not be part of gun control debate next month because it does not have the votes to pass it could get a vote in congress as an amendment. biden is expected to report. >>> pope francis once suggested a compromise to gay marriage. he met with leaders from a dozen different faiths yesterday when he was still cardinal in 2010, he proposed that is church support civil unions as a compromise to legalizing gay marriage. >>> controversy surrounds a new campaign. some say that these ads are antigay and hateful. here are some of the examples, the punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty and homosexuality is ugly they say the ads call the attention to the dangers gays are facing while under islamic law >> what she's doing is trying to portray muslims and arabs as all being antigay >> they have to run the ads because of freedom of speech. >>> a new survey finds fewer than half of likely california voters support t
night they lost that. in 2010, get ready for this. the obama administration has been so straightfoard and honest. nancy pelosi, harry reid, they have been honest people of public service. the cost of obamacare is now, that was just the early estimate. it had moved up to $1.1 billion. did i say billion? trillion dollars. $1.2 trillion. >> look at this, quite interesting adjustments. $1.1 trillion. than $1.2 trillion. well, the current estimate is $1.3 billion. the pattern will continue. twenty-one new taxes. twenty-one new taxes that will amount to $675 billion. this is getting expensive. among the most controversial, 2.6% tax. another $43,000. house republicans voted last summer to repeal this that they had installed it in th senate. senator orrihatch renew the effort today. he introduced a bipartisan amendment with nine democratic cosponsors to roll back that medical vice attacks. so what about presidentspromised to cut health care insurance premiums? $2500 per family. one study commission that obamacare will increase the cost of a family plan by $7200. do any of you remember the ori
the israeli government is interested in occupying a ron and i do not -- iran and i do not think the obama administration wants to do so. but it seems the strategy is to make some surgical strike to knock out the iranian pat -- iranian it's your capacity. -- nuclear capacity. is that possible for an example of faith based strategy? you have raised the importance of understanding how the opponent will respond. what is the likely response of the iranians to what is -- to what we hope will be a surgical strike? >> i will deal with iraq and iran then there is another issue i will address. who bears this possibility? fairly the answer is obvious. we do. we started the war. the iraqis did not attack us. we went in. some may say for legitimate reasons, others miss a dubious reasons. some, like myself, for fraudulent reasons. we started its of the arrest of will for what happened. -- so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better carry it -- we started it so we are responsible for what happened. i wish we had done better. i wonder how they look at us in that connection. every w
back on track, which, of course, the obama administration failed to do in the first term. john, diana. >> and that trip coming to an end later on today, alex marquardt, thank you so much for that. >>> a suspect in the murder of colorado's prison chief has been killed and shot in a shootout in texas. >> he has been identified as evan spencer ebel, an ex-con and a member of a white supremacist gang. >> he's also suspected of another murder in the area. abc's brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the manhunt for tom clements' killer in colorado may have ended in this brutal crash and shootout near decatur, texas. >> it could be related to the prison murder in colorado. >> reporter: deputies pulled over this crumpled cadillac with colorado plates thursday and say the driver opened fire hitting a deputy in his bulletproof vest. after a high-speed chase, the suspect then crashed into an 18-wheeler and tried to flee when he was shot in another gun battle. >> he wasn't planning on being taken alive. >> reporter: the boxy two-door car closely matches the description of a vehicle seen tuesday nigh
in a civilian criminal court, rather than a military commission. and the obama administration defending federal courts as faster and surer ways to try suspected terrorists. mourners in venezuela gathering to pay their respects for their late leader, president hugo chávez. chávez dying at 58, after a years-long battle with cancer. nicolás maduro, chávez' handpicked successor, taking the oath of office as the interim president amid opposition calls that the choice is unconstitutional. the next election set for april 14th. for "teen kids news," i'm david lee miller, "fox news channel in the classroom." >> [ speaking spanish ] >> there's a saying that one way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket. but diyu reports on some students who used smart business sense and creativity to double their money for a very good cause. >> these new jersey teens have been getting ready for a special shopping expedition for months, all because one of them saw a tv show on extreme couponing. >> so i thought that'd be a really great way to help the soup kitchen, is raise the mone
and if approved bit obama administration that pipeline could carry oil from alberta, to refineries on west coast. >> the struggle over california's mental health care of prisoners returns to court next week. a federal judge will consider w whetherbillions of dollars have improved the system enough. advocates for the prisoners say their basic rights have still being violated including a suicide rate that is getting worse of case resumes wednesday in sacramento with a ruling anticipated next month. >>> sheriff's deputies in santa clara county took more than 600 guns off the streets, including some assault weapon. she sponsored a gun buyback at reid shillview airport collecting 584 handguns and 17 assault rifles. citizens turning in their guns received cash for a total payout of about $62,000. today's buyback, the second this month was tied to east san josi's unity day which encourages youth to turn in guns and gang-related item. >>> oakland's police chief told residents that the department's recent crackdown on crime is working. ktvu's jade hernandez tells that the tactics that the chief credit f
: the obama administration made its decision last week. the russians have threatened to put more offensive weapons in the western part of their land mass, surely -- essentially european russia. i think that has been mostly talk although the russians still have a lot of nuclear weapons, including some relatively close to europe. to some extent it is the eye of the beholder. the interesting thing which has happened in the last couple of weeks, the obama administration appears to be backing off on what was going to be the fourth phase of the european missile defense architecture. the iroquois to do the first three phases. the fourth space is the one freshet dislikes the most. it is could be based in upper europe and poland. george w. bush had a system like this too. the obama administration modified. russians felt better about the modified plan but still did not like any capability in poland. you have this military question. to russians really worry that 20 defense interceptors in poland can affect their nuclear deterrent against us. do they need that anymore? then you have the psychological
a spirited ii leaders. the discussion centered on iran's continued access to iraqi airspace. the obama administration believes eye ronnie -- irani planes are being flown to be used by uh sad's forces against the rebels. kerry says the behavior raises questions about the reliability as a partner. italy's highest court will consider the fate of amanda knox . they were first convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate, meredith kir ofer. customer -- kercher. they argued that she should return to jail. they say it is another form of harassment by the prosecution. >> she wins on monday, case closed, it is over and she can go forward without any further worry. >> kercher's family says there is still unanswered questions and we are searching for the truth. knox has spent the last year working on a memwior and hopes to earn her living as a writer. >> pope francis celebrated his first mass in st. peter's square today. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. the square over flowed with people eager to join the pope at the start of holy week. it leads up to easter sunday
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administration there were 200 raids on dispen series. the obama administration has raided two as much in half the time. colorado and washington residents voted to fully legalize marijuana in their state. eric holder has yet to decide how he'll deal with state laws which contradict federal bans on marijuana. joining me now is jon walker, a senior policy analyst with "fire dog lake," a progressive news site. john has been covering the ongoing fight when the feds and the state when it comes to marijuana policy. jon, according to the latest quinnipiac polls, legalizing pot is showing similar numbers to support of gay marriage. is pot the new gay marriage? >> yeah, well the polling for pot and gay marriage is remarkably similar, and it has been that way for years. both have seen a 20% increase in support in the past decade, and both are subject to the same demographic divide. as the old people die out and get replaced there has been a sea change in how people support the issue. >> michael: we talked with christine pelosi about how quickly the evolution of gar marriage has ha
think the obama administration should not take a leading role in those negotiations. the president will also focus on iran. according to state tv launched a destroyer in the caspian sea yesterday. israeli leaders are expected to push the president about the white house approach to stopping tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >>> there's big takeaways from the annual gathering of conservatives known as cpac, including signs that it could be a crowded presidential field in 2016 for a republican party still trying to find its footing. amid a field of 23 potential candidates, senator rands paul narrowly edged out senator marco rubio and over the course of several days dozens of leaders across the country took the stage there. despite efforts to energize the dialogue turned pointed and public. sarah palin challenged party brass to stop trying to rebrand the gop. she blasted establishment figures for their efforts to only fund candidates they consider viable in a general election. it was a message that drew a quick response from one of the party's top strat gists. >> the last thing w
teacher furloughs to longer airport lines to criminal its running free, the obama administration has lied to the american people. they have even closed the white house for public tours. remarkably, the many false claims from the white house had even prompted some in the mainstream media to push back. one of the reasons why the white house thought it could get away with it is because the media has always been in their back pocket. you just have to look at all the obama scandals, with the latest being the tragedy where four brave americans died -- were murdered in benghazi, to see the media's complacency. the obama administration has not been forthcoming with information on benghazi, and congress has failed in its oversight responsibilities. citizens united recently launched a campaign calling on members of congress to create a select committee to investigate fully the benghazi tragedy. it has been over 30 years since jimmy carter's presidency that a united states ambassador has been killed overseas. now six months after benghazi, there are more questions than answers. it is vitally importa
standard" more popular during obama administration or the bush administration? >> you know, it is about the same. i think. >> you didn't get a rash of news? >> a little bit. but not really that much. >> and what about your experience now with fox news? are you still doing the commentary? >> i do some but a lot less. >> why? >> well, that is partly the decision of fox news, but you know, going with other people. i did special report, the show that is 6:00 to 7:00 eastern time. brit hume was the host. i was there almost every night. brett comes in. he wants to have his own people. >> how far do you go back? >> high school. >> what was he like in high school? >> he, i guess, he has changed a lot. >> in what way? >> he was, he was always pretty self-confident, spoke very well. he was not particularly a great student, nor was i when we were together at the university of virginia. we both went in the same line of work. >> when he was here right after he retired. he talked about his relationship with jesus christ, the same thing. >> right. >> that is new that people talk about this in public?
. bush in the end of his administration tried. president obama didn't touch it much in the first term. now he says he's going to try but the big difference is the things that keep the israelis and palestinians from the bargaining table are still there. they feel good about the conversation a month or two or three, are they back at the table. >> the president's in jordan today. what's the focus there? >> reporter: syria. syria. syria. jordan normally a key u.s. ally in trying to nudge the palestinians on some issues. one of the few arab nations that has relationships with israel. but the refugee crisis coming into this country from syria dominated the discussions. king abdullah has a country with a tough economy to begin with. they've spent nearly $1 billion. they say they are approaching half a million syrian refugees and they think it will keep getting worse. the president promised about $200 million more. the united states is already giving quite a bit of money to the syrian refugee crisis but he promised to ask congress for $200 million more. most of the effort was on the refugee c
that night that according to lindsay graham who told fox news the obama administration is being unusually tight lipped compared to other events. >> you got to remember this administration leaked every detail of the bin laden raid. though telled old us about seal 6. they are refuse to go give us the identity and allowing congress to be interviewed. >> four died in the terror attack. shawn smith and former navy seal glen daughterty and tyrone woods and ambassador chris stevens. >> information begins to emerge as we learn the security agents and one state department contractor who were among the injured may be being asked not to talk. lindsay graham tells fox news the injured survivors may have been quote told to be quiet. he says the house should investigate. >> i am going to hold up the business of the senate until they get the survivors on record. i have talked to a couple. the story is chilling they are scared to death to come forward without some institutional support. >> members the house intelligence committee says it's still too early to say whether or not they will investigate. >> s
of immigration reform, the current debate, is employers will be held accountable. the obama administration had actually been enforcing the immigration laws, has been directorate number of audits and still the workplace audits as well. and holding employers accountable more than any previous administration. the legislation -- in order for it to function, there have to be take components. people need to be brought out of the shadows and allowed to apply for earned his citizenship and secondly, employers need to be held accountable, particularly from labor law violations. if employers know they can hire and exploit workers then get away with that, they will continue to do so even after we have immigration reform. labor law protection as a major component of enforcement of the laws is an extremely important deterrent to future unlawful immigration. host: story from politico earlier this month. senate stop on lower skilled workers. -- stuck on low-skilled workers. talk about this effort. guest: the issue of any future immigrants who come on employment-based visas is but that the fault line. chamber
in the obama administration went on offense. >> to say we have no reason to believe the allegations represent anything more than the regime's continued attempt to discredit the legitimate opposition and distract from its own atrocities committed against the syrian people. >> we would warn the regime making these charges, any kind of pretext or cover. for its use of chemical weapons. >> that wasn't the first such warning from the white house. >> red line for us is we start seeing chemical weapons moved around or utilized. >> late today, carl levin, democrat of michigan and chairman of the senate armed services committee told foreignpolicy.com josh rogan he wants to see the u.s. establish no fly zone over syria. others want to see u.s. troops on the ground in syria, possibly in conjunction with nato or other allied forces to secure the stockpiles of chemical weapons. bret? >> bret: james rosen live on the north lawn. thank you. president obama leaves in an hour-and-a-half on his second mideast trip as commander-in-chief. it will include his first such visit to israel. chief white house correspo
in the legislation. it is up to the discretion of the obama administration. >> and all of that is creating uncertainty which the federal reserve is discouraging companies from hiring. others are cutting employees hours to avoid government mandates. >> obama care as a healthcare issue may in fact become secondary to obama care as a jobs issue you. >> reporter: a fox news poll released finds that a 55% want the law repeal in part or in its in tirety and 45% want to leave it as is or expand it. the promise was universal insurance but the congressional budget office saying many will still be left out. >> the uninsured rate will be 44 million in 2014. >> the total cost of the law through 2023 is $1.3 trillion. several democrats have joined republicans to roll back a new tax on medical devices while others want more sweeping changes including outright repeal of the law before next january. in washington, jim angle, fox news. >>> a meeting today for new pope francis. he voted with pope emeritus benedict xvi. any he had lunch and prayed together in the chapel. benefit offering francis the traditio
is raising serious questions about the obama administration's handling of the benghazi terror attacks and the aftermath. senator lindsey graham accuses the white house of telling injured survivers of those attacks to quote, be quite and not share their stories. now he's willing to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this happen. >> i'm going to hold up the pweufs the senate until we get the survivors on record. i've talked to a couple. their story is chilling. they are scared to death to come forward without some institutional support. jon: let's talk about it with bret baier the anchor of special report and a guy who has done a great deal of reporting on what happened in the benghazi situation. there are 33 survivors of the attacks who were evacuated from the diplomatic facilities there, bret? >> reporter: yes, jon, a lot of them fall into the cia category and probably will not be heard from, undercover agents. you do have at least four state department officials, state department security and a contractor who were injured in the attack, and you have people like senator grah
rockets into the border town reportedly targeting rebel fighters. the obama administration announced it won't stop its allies from arming those rebels. >>> another volatile region is preparing for a visit from president obama. israel is rolling out the red carpet for mr. obama's arrival on wednesday. the president will visit israel, the west bank and jordan during his three-day trip. >>> vice president joe biden is in rome to attend the installuation mass. crews are working to prepare for tomorrow's ceremony. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. >>> back here in the states, chilling new details about the young man who gunned down 20 children in the newtown massacre. the new york daily news said adam lanza kept a large spreadsheet seven feet long detailing mass murders from the past. a special panel released the preliminary report. recommended universal background checks, a ban on high capacity magazines and more school security specifically classroom doors that can be locked from the inside. >>> another possible mass murder averted. police say 30-year-old james was
but at a lower rate than it should be. we lost over 700,000 government jobs during the obama administration despite all the right wing talk about him the fact is the deficit is getting smaller and there are fewer and fewer government jobs. the addition of jobs we had last month, 236,000 jobs, 70 those of those were business service jobs. that's a good sign for the future. accountants office workers being hired that employeers expect more business in the future. but the sequester and the press for austerity and the increase of social security tax are all slowing our progress to where we should be. >> michael: of course these companies would be hiring accountants now because they're making so much damn money because they're not paying enough wages to their workers. that's part and parcel of how it works. >> yes remember a fundamental tenant of the chicago school and i went to the chicago school is to get rid of unions, that means driving down wages. i just reported in my column in tax analysts, tax notes, if you take the average increase of income for the bottom 90% of americans from 1966 whe
clear it is not $800 billion or 1 trillion the obama administration has estimated. not even close. i'm sam brock and that is today's reality check. >>> we will be able to hear them but not see them when the supreme court justices debate the ban on same sex marriage no cameras will be allowed. the high profile case begins next tuesday. no cameras but the court says it will release audio recordings of the case within a couple of hours of the conclusion. >>> also the search is on for a missing san jose state student last spotted in the santa cruz mountains. 22-year-old gab real smith was reported missing earlier this morning. records show a state park ranger wrote him a ticket for camping illegally in the park just hours before he was reported missing. a formal search and rescue has not yet begun but deputies are asking for the public's help. he is 5'10" and about 150 pounds. >>> you have to spend money to make money. that appears to be the game plan for santa clara for landing super bowl l. kris sanchez joins us live from santa clara. not everyone is on board with that game plan. >> re
leadership. >> also i should point out this network was the network that was blasted by the obama administration for our early reporting on benghazi and what we uncovered in the burned out wreckage in benghazi. so the idea that somehow we are not talking about benghazi is b a surd. we want to call out politicians when they say things that are untrue. with with congresswoman bachmann it's a double edged sword. she fund raises off this stuff. >> we can be transparent with viewers. we had a discussion about this. we know the more oxygen we give it the more she'll raise money off of it. this is one example of a fund-raising notice she sends out. she's one of the most active fund raising e-mail lists. is he sends out five alarm notices, sometimes more than one a day warning they have to contribute or her campaign will fall under the weight of democrats and the liberal media. this was on a different subject. i wouldn't be surprise fd she use this is report and another tomorrow. we're doing our job. >> again, the invitation stands. she can just sit. e she doesn't have to run. we'll talk
that was blasted by the obama administration for our early reporting on benghazi and what we uncovered in the burned out wreckage in benghazi. so the idea that somehow we are not talking about bengahzi is just absurd. we do struggle in situations like this, because we want to call out politicians when they say things that are flat out untrue. with with congresswoman bachmann it's a double edged sword. she fund raises off this stuff. >> we can be transparent with viewers. your producers and us, we had a real discussion about this today because we know the more oxygen we give this the more bachma bachmann will raise money off of this. this is one example of a fund-raising notice she sends out. she's one of the most active fund raising e-mail lists. she sends out five-alarm notices to supporters, sometimes more than one e-mail a day warning that they have to contribute or her campaign will fall under the weight of democrats and the liberal media. that's what this one today said. this was on a different subject. i wouldn't be surprise fd she uses this program, this report and another one t
't expecting much from president obama's visit. the obama administration made it clear that it's a listening tour and he'll speak to israeli and palestinian officials to get the lay of the land of where they see the future of the region but that being said, secretary of state john kerry is also here at the moment in jerusalem. he will be making these meetings and these rounds as well. he'll stay in the region after president obama leaves. he'll come back to jerusalem, speak to israeli officials about possibly starting peace talks -- starting peace talks again to find resolution when it comes to israeli/palestinian issue. it will be interesting to see what president obama says tomorrow when he speaks in front of hundreds of israeli students. he's made some strong words in the past condemning settlement construction in the occupied territories of the palestinians in the west bank. interesting to see what he has to say to these israeli students tomorrow. kelly? >> great stuff. thanks very much for that. straight ahead on the program, the internet isn't a vending machine. that's according to our
get out of jail free cards. the obama administration blames sequestration. the head says it didn't have to happen. >> we can seek ee programming requirements that is absolutely true, mr. chairman. we did not in this instance. i did not want to rob peter to pay paul. and my view is that we need to maintain the operations of the agency. i don't want to furlough people. >> they have to altar how it spends the money it receives from congress. $1.6 billion f $1.6 billi $1.6 billion vanishing without a trace when jon corzine. lawyers from jp morgan chase the trustee for the failed robibroke firm returned about $546 million for customers. the democratic governor for new jersey will not face charges for the missing money. he says he was not involved. a new jersey familiar lace home was raided after this photo was shared on facebook. shawn moore a firearms enstri instructor post add picture of a gun he got for his birthday. child abuse was called. they threatened to take the kids away. cops didn't have a warrant. they will be live on fox and friends to talk about their ordeal. >> a collec
what he says tomorrow to the people because that is how the obama administration is framing this trip. not as a diplomatic coup, but really as a person-to-person mission. israelis just don't know him. you know-- >> john: especially netanyahu's brother, apparently, who said some very unkind things about the president's stand toward israel. >> well, i think there is suspicion. much of that is based on because there has not been that much of this kind of contact. in 2009 the president went to kay row and gave an amazing speech there and traveled the middle east, but many israelis felt neglected. now he's taking care of that. >> and we know the palestinians feel neglected as well. maysoon let me ask you. we all have high hopes where the president hopes to reignite talk of a two-state solution. but give the amount of settlements has a two-state solution just become a pipe dream. >> first of all i think it's interesting how they're framing the itinerary for the president tomorrow. he's going to speak with the palestinian leadership, and then he's going to give a speech to the israelis. as i
. the obama administration saw assad as a reformer in the works. then it bet on moscow to play a constructive role. this is the assad who is bombing villages in syria. this is the assad who is ordering teenagers tortured. frankly, he is engaged in murdering his populist. the ancient city is now in ruins. 70,000 syrians are dead. a million refugees has spilled into neighboring countries. destabilizing those countries. there are troubling reports that assad might be moving to unleash chemical weapons. the u.s. has been generous in supporting suffering serious, -- suffering syrians, but perhaps naÏvely so. theas been funneled through un and other international organizations that are restricted to areas controlled by the syrian regime. that is absurd. only recently has the u.s. begun to push food aid directly to the syrian opposition. that shift should accelerate dramatically. i really wonder about providing any humanitarian aid through the un that ends up going to the regime at all. it indirectly helps assad and therefore presumably prolongs the conflict and the human suffering. humanitarian ni
. >> it is a metaphor for the obama administration. what they do is ignore fracking in the keystone pipeline. >> the metaphor is the car on the trailer being towed away. it is the ups i'm tent in the region. >> let me ask you something. how much will they get done? >> they won't get much of anything done other than the symbolism. obama will tell netanyahu unpleasant things, but you won't hear a word of it. it will be pictures of them joking around and yucking it up. it will be in their political advantage to do it. >> speaking of something you said. isn't it like mom and dad putting on a good show for the kids, but secretly they are going to get divorced? >> i don't think it was a compliment to begin with. if you threw a party and invited everyone you knew, you would see the biggest gift is from me. and they would say, thank you for being a friend. subtext, bring me a present, obama. in conclusion evie is greedy and blamp -- and blanch was a whore. >> you are saying that because you dated bea arthur in the 80s and there was a lot of strive. >> let it be. >> let it be indeed. she was quite th
for common sense federal gun laws. the obama administration is not giving up on an assault weapons ban although senate democrats dropped it from the gun control package. the democrats were concerned that opposition to the ban would sink the entire bill. biden is still pushing for the ban and says the will of the people will prevail. >> a new milestone for youtube with a 18 -- a billion people watching each mother on par with facebook, that is giving the mountain view based owner, google, a way to sell ads beyond the internet search engine. >> another huge jackpot after no one got six numbers for a 12th drawing. the jackpot is estimated to be $320ment which would be the biggest pay out so far this year, the third powerball jackpot to exceed $250 million the past year and is played in 42 states but not in california. yet. california stores will start selling powerball tickets april 8, in 2 1/2 weeks so if there is no win then, you might have a chance. of course, mechanic member will have more on the powerball craze coming up at 7:00. >> which is closer, oregon or nevada? >> whichever you
that briefing. >> yeah. very interesting what's happening because remember, when the obama administration intervened in libya, they used a doctrine that came out of samantha power, one of obama's top national security advisors during the first term and that doctrine was called, responsibility to protect. so when there are, when there's a severe humanitarian crisis, when civilians are being threatened, that was the doctrine they used to justify going into libya and overthrowing qaddafi. in this case the civil war has been going on 19 months. we have 70,000 people dead. yet that doctrine didn't kick in yet. if in fact chemical agents have been used here, i think that would be the tripwire for the administration but the question is not being asked, why haven't you intervened yet? if this is consistent doctrine throughout our administration whether it was egypt, libya, you name it, why haven't you intervened? do you need the red line in this case and why? bill: what do you think? >> again i think monica is right. we led from behind in libya. i was disquieted by that we pulled out of iraq. aga
terror, which has grown 700% under the obama administration. the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, unpakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al-qaeda and taliban but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away, in remote village you can hear them, like a decides stand muted chain saw. michael: and that, of course is abc news covering that story. we invite now lindsay moran the author of blowing my cover with, my life as a c.i.a. spy. lindsay, thanks for coming on "the young turks." >> thanks for having me. michael: we don't know as americans this is unusual for the intelligence community to be working so tightly with the military. >> we've always supported the military and they've supported us. where we've seen a huge shift particularly with this drone program is that the c.i.a. seems to be less and less in the business of gathering and analyzing intelligence, and much more in the business of targeting people for drone strikes. i think it's time to take stock of that
approach to the notion that there's some separation between the obama administration and israel. that was never true, and it was proven completely untrue today with this speech. >> you know, i heard an argument once between two folks who were pro israel. and one said, you know, a true friend stands with you in a fight, and the other one said, yes, that can be true. but it's also true that if you're having the same fight over and over and if you lose the fight, you might not -- you might go away. a true friend tries to stop the fight. and i think obama today was part of the -- he was that kind of true friend. and i think a lot of friends of israel want to end this conflict. >> ej, dionne, thank you very much for joining us tonight. alex wagner, i need you to hang around for one more segment. can you do that? >> you got it, lawrence. >>> coming up, why senator dianne feinstein's opposed assault weapons ban is not dead. i know everyone is telling you to forget about it, it's over, that is not true. i'll tell you why. >>> also the best television interviewer in history is here to te
. the obama administration saying that it violates beijing's promises under an international antinuclear weapons accord. so what are they up to there? >> yeah. i think these are two wholey separate subjects, the north korea stuff and the pakistan stuff. china had already sold much to our dislike, and my dislike included, two nuclear power reactors to pakistan. why people aren't comfortable is pakistan has nuclear weapons. it's not in the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and there is understood rules or practices that you don't sell nuclear stuff to countries that are outside of the treaty, except that the u.s. is in a tough bind here because it did exactly that. it sold nuclear -- signed an agreement for nuclear agreement with india, which is one of these three nuclear weapons states outside of the treaty. it will be tough for the u.s. to criticize china when the u.s. did the same thing with india, which is pakistan's chief rival. >> heather: this nuclear supplier group, the nsg, is anything within that actually enforceable, though? >> no, no. this is a voluntary set of arrange ams. count
, they're not going to be checked. >> reporter: the obama administration supports universal background checks. appearing with bloomberg last week, vice president biden urged congress to show courage an confront the gun rights lobby. >> look, folks. we have a responsibility to act. the loudest voices have to be from those silenced voices, close to 3,000 since newtown. gunned down in american streets, homes and neighborhoods. >> athena jones now joins us at the white house. you saw vice president biden talking about gun control. he talked about it again last night at a democratic congressional campaign committee issues conference. what was the message? similar? >> reporter: it was similar, fred. he said, getting these gun control measures through congress is going to be "one hell of a fight," and it is going to require support from members of congress in districts with a lot of gun ownership. but he's also said that the shooting in newtown he thought really shocked the public conscience so there was a real hope that something could get done, the kind of measures that lots of people, incl
-profit companies. >> this has been the law since 1947 the obama administration has done nothing but reiterate and reissue these basic issue. >> if this rule were enforced it would kill my program. >> you have questions? >> my name is christina web texas state university i am a dietician major. in order to become a diet tiggs we have to do an internship. >> are they unpaid? >> most except government ones. >> she is forced to do it. that's by her college. sounds like the college is ripping people off. >> this is the real question here. it's not whether she should be paid or shouldn't be paid it's whether she had you hshould hav right to decide what compensation is. is compensation training, is compensation a line on your resume? i don't want these people to have the under the government the power of the state telling them you can't do an internship unless you are paid. >> do any of you think you can't decide for yourselves whether want to be paid with dollars as opposed to a line on your resume? are you that stupid? i know you are not. i've woshlg worked with 20 somethings for the past 20-years
. the discussion centered on iran's continued access to iraqi airspace. the obama administration believes eye ronnie -- irani planes are being flown to be used by uh sad's forces against the rebels. kerry says the behavior raises questions about the reliability as a partner. italy's highest court will consider the fate of amanda knox . they were first convicted and then acquitted of murdering her roommate, meredith kir ofer. customer -- kercher. they argued that she should return to jail. they say it is another form of harassment by the prosecution. >> she wins on monday, case closed, it is over and she can go forward without any further worry. >> kercher's family says there is still unanswered questions and we are searching for the truth. knox has spent the last year working on a memwior and hopes to earn her living as a writer. >> pope francis celebrated his first mass in st. peter's square today. he encouraged people to be humble and young at heart. the square over flowed with people eager to join the pope at the start of holy week. it leads up to easter sunday at -- at the end of the mass
the obama administration -- the policy has been widely seen by chinese as containment to china. so i'm just wondering what the united states should do to increase, you know, as a result of that view, help chinese think increase strategic mistrust between china and the united states. so the question is, what do you think the united states should do to change that? >> i think, i think, yes. i think one of the things we can do is, is focused again on economic activity. focus upon the cornerstone of what led to the dramatic prosperity and increase of wealth creation of around the world. and if that focus can be on trade and investment, and the protection of property rights, the basic issue of the foundation of economic prosperity, i think that's something that resonates and i think that's the way we explain why it is we want to see the reforms. the reforms we are asking for as we engage with countries around the world are reforms that actually benefit the populist in those countries. it's not just the rising tide is all boats in terms of economic trade and liberalized markets. it's also the fac
reelected. do you think this agreement was part of a political decision by the obama administration to bolster karzai before the vote? >> sure. everybody is in a difficult political decision. karzai knows the americans are leaving and he needs to make sure that he has some base within his citizenry of popularity, showing them that he's willing to stand up to the americans because of how unpopular the americans are in afghanistan after a decade plus of a brutal and bloody war. the appearance, of course, want to make sure whoever runs afghanistan is subject to american influence. we don't want to have spent all that money and all those lives in the last decade plus trying to control afghanistan only for someone very hostile to take over including the taliban. there's maneuvering going on between karzai and the united states and taliban jockeying for position and seeing who is going to influence once the americans start withdrawing. >> glenn green wells wold, thanks for coming on the program. >> the 10th average of the biggest foreign policy disaster since the vietnam war the start of
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interest deduction if the obama administration gets its way, u.s. tax pair, planning to raise awareness for food stamps in another country. we get to the bottom of the outrage, coming up next. stay with us. gotcha ! got you ! you cannot escape the rebel forces ! ahhh. got you ! got ya ! gotcha ! got ya. that's all you got, brother ? take that. never having to surrender the things tt matter. gotcha. that's powerful. verizon. gerri: fannie and freddie may be getting a new boss, democratic congressman from north carolina is reportedly under considering to lead housing finance agency, congressman, advocate for more access to mortgage and loans for low income consumers and black consumers is raising eyebrows, it as his colleagues in washington put popular mortgage interest deduct, here if weigh in dan hedinger from w "wall street journal." i am blown away by the mel watts story. this time, is that what drove us into the financial crisis in first place? >> it is. not to put too 5 find a point, t appointing a member of house of representative to be chief regulator of fannie mae and freddie mac
care plans, holding meetings to defeat them early in the obama administration, well before congress started its work to pass what became obamacare. we asked senate minority leader why republicans continue to fight the law even if republicans take over the senate and white house in 2016, the benefits will have started then, and americans will refuse to give them up, and mcconnell says that's not so. >> that's what the left hopes, but in the meantime, the cost of premiums is going up, people find out they can't necessarily keep the plans that the president said you could keep, and, in fact, none was promises made are happying, and they are not going to happen, so if you believe it can't possibly work and we're in a representative democracy, hopefully democrats with start responding to pressure to give us an opportunity to begin to blast big holes in it, and in my view, it needs to be pulled out root and branch, and the first opportunity that we have to do that, if the american people give us enough support to do that, we're going to do it. >> republicans pointed to this, a copy of the
israel, man oh, man are you in luck, about 5 million bucks in luck, because that is how much obama administration is giving them. questions? lots of questions. steve, bad timing or is it? >> we've been doing this for years and years, i don't know if timing is the issue, you actually got it right, reason we give money to egypt and palestinians. this is a bribe, we say we'll give you money if you don't invade israel. but at a time with big cuts and programs that people care about, i was writing today about impending cuts in air traffic control system that will cause havoc in the airports, people are saying, why are you cunning this not that. neil: that sounds unreasonable. >> ier in heard that before. e never heard this before. >> the question, 300 million is last year's money. that money was -- >> use that to keep the white house open. >> that was frozen by congress, and quietly, unfrozen, is the word they are using. and obama seeking 200 million already appropriated this year from pot that says 440 million, so we're walking around throwing out money, like little christmas goodies e
into office in 2009, the obama administration put a great deal of emphasis on settlements, seemed to side with the palestinian view that there should be a moratorium on settlements. that was something the prime minister was willing to do for a short period of time, ten months, but was not willing to do again. there seems to be some flexibility in the palestinian position, but look, there's a real lack of trust between prime minister netanyahu and president abbas. the ability of the president to kind of bridge that gap is going to take probably months before you see potential start of negotiations. you know, the middle east peace process will consume much of the president's second term in office. >> a lot of this will depend on his relationship with both of these men, the president's relationship with both of these men. if you saw some encouraging signs with netanyahu, let me play for you what abbas had to say after what he called useful talks. let's listen. all right. we don't have it, but i'm going to read it to you. president obama said, if we're going to succeed, part of what we're goi
: it would be great if the obama administration simply released the information and told us what was actually happening. that would be great. but so far they have not been very forthcoming. and with a compliant mainstream media, people aren't asking a lot of questions. while the smoking gun is actually reporting the story about how blumenthal's e-mail account had been hacked and how the four e-mails that had been sent to hillary have now been distributed to members of congress and members of the media, they haven't revealed what's in the memo. >>brian: there is no information that's inside. you could say it would be great for the obama administration to come forward. but nobody thinks that personal interaction should be public. when you e-mail your personal friend and attorney, you don't want that to be published. >>steve: remember what happened with wikileaks and julian as sang and the guys at wikileaks, as soon as they got their hands on the stuff at the bush white house, let's put it out there for everybody to see. it's interesting to see what the people in the press, the restraint they're
700,000 are waiting more than a year. and the obama administration, the number of disability claims waiting over a year has gone up by 2,000%. if you're in new york or los angeles or reno, you're waiting over 600 days for the care and benefits that you deserve. that's why i'm in washington this week and that's why many iraq and afghanistan veterans are in washington. >> say that again if you will, paul. we've heard this, the numbers are becoming more outrageous by the month. what's happening at the v.a. is an absolute disgrace. please talk about, again, how long are wounded warriors having to wait for treatment and care in america? >> well, one of them with me here in washington this week is zach mccowan, he's been waiting 900 days. the system is broken, thousands of veterans are stuck in it. and nobody's really paying attention. we need the president's attention on this now. he's ended the iraq war, but he can't end the v.a. paperwork backlog. right now 97% of v.a. disability claims are on paper. in the year 2013, 97% are still on paper. this is a story this week that really needs
-president. that was the problem with election day for you, trying to blend the obama administration for the mess in this country, where the public overwhelmingly believed it was george bush and republican congress have made that mess. >> i would suggest that romney did not do a good job of letting people have the facts that would cause them to hold the obama administration accountable for their policies. i do not take the difference and what you are saying -- >> before these two begin wrestling -- we want to expand the conversation because we want to include questions. >> i am sorry, but having worked for governor romney and president bush, i feel obliged to make a couple of points. >> take your time. [laughter] >> the bush library opens next week, and i believe as people look at his record compared to president obama's record, it will stack up very well, and history will be kind to him. in terms of governor romney, there are things the campaign did wrong. there is a lot of reflection on that. i think governor romney would have made a good president, and i would say also in terms of lessons learned, one of the
a major concern already for both the obama administration and netanyahu's administration. we do know according to a senior israeli official that i spoke with on condition of anonymity that this issue of the united states being asked to strike syria if certain things such as some of their weapons, missiles in particular are heading over the border to hezbollah, an organization in lebanon that the united states and israel both consider a terrorist organization. that is going to be something that is going to be on the agenda in the discussions. but this chemical weapon issue is one that they were going to be talking about beforehand. they also have talked about the difficulties if you speak with folks that know about how to get rid of some of the weapons, the difficulties of getting rid of chemical weapons, you cannot just do an air strike. you have to go in on the ground to pull those out. a very big concern. we've been on the border of the israel-syria border and been able to hear some of the fighting inside of syria. some of that fighting spilled over into israel. so definitely a ver
administrations and a former obama adviser as well. so clinton bush and obama, all of the above. first of all to you, jeffrey, your reaction to the speech today. you were there in the hall, the feeling from the young people. admittedly, more supportive of obama perhaps than the overall israeli public. >> maybe, but i mean many university students do lean right. most amazing thing about it for me was a huge ovation when president obama called for the creation of a palestinian state in different iterations and i was thinking when i was in there, if he had given that speak at an apec convention in washington, he might have been booed. i'm trying to imagine what arab audiences across the muslim world were thinking when they saw israelis cheer obama for calling, for palestinian state. it was kind of a brief moment of possibility there. >> and dennis, you spent so many years trying to make this happen, do you think in retrospect, that the administration got off on the wrong foot with prime minister netenyahu, the cairo speech, not following it up perhaps and calling for the settlement freeze in yea
of a priority for the obama administration than it's been so far? >> reporter: the president said today that he can't guarantee results but he does guarantee he's going to give it good effort. now, every american president picks up this ball at some point, and most of them end up very disappointed. bill clinton spent a lot of time on it. george w. bush in the end of his administration tried. president obama didn't touch it much in the first term. now he says he's going to try but the big differnce is the things that keep the israelis and palestinians from the bargaining table are still there. they feel good about the conversation a month or two or three, are they back at the table. >> the president's in jordan today. what's the focus there? >> reporter: syria. syria. syria. jordan normally a key u.s. ally in trying to nudge the palestinians on some issues. one of the few arab nations that has relationships with israel. but the refuge crisis coming into this country from syria dominated the discussions. king abdullah has a country with a tough economy to begin with. they've spent nearly $1 billi
obama's role in making that happen. >> warner: judy, the white house, the administration has been working for over two years to try to heel this rift, but it became important as the syria conflict got more serious in the neighborhood, because in the absence of going in in thely, the president is trying to all the neighbors as we know in the region to assist with refÑg es, to assist with figuring out where the chemical weapons are, to try to figure out which islamist forces might be gaining ground among the rebel forces. it's very complicated. and to have two of america's three staunchest, best, sort of security and intelligence allies in the region not speaking has been a huge, huge problem. so, the president-- john kerry, when he went to archg raon his maten trip as secretary of state, talkedded to erdjuan, and the president when he got here at his very first meeting with netanyahied with brought it up, and has been working it we're told each time they met. so it was set up that they went to the airport. they had a trailer set up, and netanyahi and obama went in and the call was
the refugees coming in from syria. why is that important for the obama administration? >> judy, when i said there were two of the three allies in the region, the third most important ally there for the united states is jordan, a tiny country, but punches above the weight. jordan security forces and intelligence forces are excellent. and i described in the earlier piece some of the role it's playing. but king abdullah's on somewhat shaky ground, the economy is bad, and part of the problem is the refugees are a huge pressure point as the king sort of eloquently said today. few of us saw the foreign minister this afternoon who said it's almost as if-- he said it's as if another eight or nine, the king said 10% has been added to our population. the foreign minister said eye asked him the question the king was asked, would you ever shut your doors? and he said we just can't do that. but i have to say my nightmare scenario is i get a call at 3:00 a.m. and i'm told there are 50,000 refugees at the border, what do we do? >> margaret, just to wrap up quickly, we know the bulk of the president's time
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